Okay, so you got your first Fleshlight, and you’re hot and ready to go. You try to jam it in, and it’s just not working. You scratch your head and worry you got dud. This was me my first time. Don’t be like me your first time. I didn’t like to read instruction manuals, so I went to the internet for advice.
I quickly learned it’s as simple as lube. Something so obvious that I’m even embarrassed recalling the story. I’m not a smart man. However, over the following years, I used many amazing Fleshlights and tried many different lubes. This is a tale of loving, learning, and loss. Before I recount my story, let’s take a look at what we both know you’re here for. An experts list of the best Fleshlight lubricants. It’s lube, and there is nothing to fancy schmancy about it. I’m going to keep the reviews short and sweet.
Coming in at an admirable #3 is the Fleshlube. Fleshlight brands own take on how a lube should work. The truth is, it’s just okay. My first impression is that the lube is quite runny and I needed to apply more than I would other brands.
Overall I’d say this lube is fine to use with your Fleshlight. Not okay to be used for vaginal or anal sex.
2. Yes Lube
The Yes brand is relatively new to the market. Quickly gaining in popularity among the sex communities as a staple. Yes has a great semi-thick consistency that coats skin and toys well.
Completely organic and free of any harmful chemicals. Yes brand in a very short list of quality Fleshlight Lubes.
The only real issue with Yes is the difficulty actually getting your hands on it. Especially if you’re in the United States or Canada. It was only recently approved by the FDA for importation. Expect shelves to be stocked with it in the near future.
Sliquid is definitely a top contender for not only the best Fleshlight lube but also for best lube overall. Sliquid has a semi-thick gel-like consistency that’s not runny. It should easily last through a masturbation session.
Sliquid is made from purified water. It’s Glycerin and Paraben-free, hypoallergenic(won’t cause allergic reactions), non-toxic and non-staining. The only real downside is the cost. At around $14 per 4.2oz places it near the top of most expensive personal lubricants. However, I feel it’s well worth it; you are putting it on your penis. No cutting corners.
Only Water-Based Lube, Please!
Earlier I mentioned a story of love and loss. Enjoy.
My very first Fleshlight was the Stamina Training Unit or STU for short. The STU’s claim to fame is helping men last longer in bed. Premature ejaculation affects millions of men and pretty much all men will experience it occasionally. I had it worse than most. I was in University and was exploring my sexuality. I didn’t want word to get out about my “problem.” Over time the STU and I became very well acquainted. This may sound unhealthy, but it wasn’t. It was merely a great masturbation experience which also happened to help me control my orgasms.
After many sessions, I ran out of the lubricant that came with the purchase. I grabbed a new bottle and had at her. I was not aware the new bottle of lubricant was silicone-based, or even what that meant. Over time the silicone lube destroyed my Fleshlight and a piece of my heart with it. If you’re slightly disturbed by that, don’t worry. Overdramatization for effect, I didn’t actually love my Fleshlight.
Organic or Bust
Most lubricants are made from a combination of glycerin, parabens, and propylene glycol. If you have no idea what that means, you’re not alone. Basically these are low quality and in some cases poorly researched ingredients. Most lubes manufactured with these ingredients and watery and runny. They won’t last long and will need to be reapplied often. To top it all off parabens have been shown to cause cancer in large does. Furthermore, parabens are xenoestrogens. Xenoestrogens can have a masculanizing effect on women and feminizing effect on men.
High quality organic lubricants are the opposite. They should last a long time and won’t be runny. Not overly thick but thick enough to provide a good coating of lubrication. They won’t be filled with hardly tested chemicals that can cause damage to your body and toys.
Warming The Lubricant
If you want to get the most out of your Fleshlight and lube, you need the warmer. The warmer will heat your toy and lube to a very comfortable temperature mimicking the warmth of a vagina. Really worthwhile accessory.
Brands to Avoid
It’s sad to say but the most commonly used brands with the best marketing teams are typically the worst lubes. It’s a simple case of the marketing being much better than the actual product. This is an incomplete list as I haven’t had a chance to look at every single brand out there. However, these are some common brands you want to avoid. The reason you want to avoid them is they use low quality ingredients. Many of these ingredients have been known to cause an increase in infections, dryness, allgeric reactions, pain, and irritation. Here’s the list:
- ID Glide
There are so many more awful brands besides these. However, these are very common.
Never ever buy a lubricant that doesn’t have it’s ingredient list published. This is a pretty clear sign that it’s garbage and potentially harmful. Avoid ingredients mentioned below.
Ingredients to Avoid
Our world gets more complex by the day. New chemicals and introduced, removed and approved by the FDA continually. It’s difficult to keep up. These are some of the popular ingredients that are approved but probably shouldn’t be. They are relatively common in lower quality products and even found in some expensive ones.
AVOID THESE: Glycerin(e), Propylene Glycol, Nonoxynol 9, Chlorhexidine Gluconate, Petroleum Oils, Polyquaternium-15, Benzocaine, Sugars & Sugar Alcohols, and Ureas.
If you’d like to learn more about personal lubricants and their ingredients, I’d suggest this informative article from DangerousLilly.
If you take anything away from this article, it should be this. Stick to water-based lubricants, avoid harmful or low-quality ingredients and always read the instructions. Remember, you’re going to coat your penis in the stuff. Don’t cheap out. Following my own advice would have saved me a lot of heartaches and helped out my wallet too.